The Genesis brand had already proven it could stand up to sedans by the more established luxury marques. Recognizing the demand for luxury SUVs, the automaker released the 2021 Genesis GV80. This midsize luxury sedan has become a popular model at dealers like the Anaheim Genesis dealerships, thanks to its beautiful cabin, agile handling, and long list of standard technology features.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is a midsize SUV manufactured by Genesis’ parent company. The upscale Palisade offers a level of comfort that comes close to that of the Genesis GV80. Buyers get a generous list of convenience and infotainment features at an economical price compared with rival models.
We’ll examine both models and see how they differ.
Buyers looking for the most power will choose the Genesis GV80. According to the Genesis dealer near Anaheim, the 2021 Genesis GV80 is equipped with a standard turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can step up to the GV80’s upgrade engine, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that’s good for a potent 375 hp and 391 lb-ft. Both engines are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade gets one engine, a 3.8-liter V6 that generates 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, also paired to an eight-speed automatic.
The figures here are pretty close, but the GV80’s turbocharged four-cylinder unit is slightly more fuel-efficient than the Palisade’s V6. The GV80 gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 23 mpg in combined driving. In comparison, the Palisade’s V6 returns up to 22 mpg combined.*
The Palisade provides occupants with an attractive, upscale cabin. But the GV80 is a luxury model, offering a higher level of sophistication. It comes with integrated ambient lighting, metal accents, burled-wood trim, and a large infotainment display matching the GV80’s elegant cabin styling. Buyers can add the optional massage function for the highest level of comfort.
The Genesis GV80 gets up-to-date technology features, including a standard 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. The Genesis integrated controller allows drivers to use handwriting via a touchpad, making it easier to use. The Hyundai Palisade comes with an 8-inch touchscreen. Both SUVs are equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12-speaker premium audio system, and USB ports.
Whether you choose a Genesis or a Hyundai vehicle, you’ll get the automotive industry’s best warranty. Both SUVs get a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Both also get five years of free 24-hour roadside assistance. The 2021 Genesis GV80 takes the warranty to the next level with a complimentary three-year subscription to Genesis Service Valet, which lets owners schedule service via a mobile app or online. The Genesis dealership will pick up your vehicle at your location, leave you with a loaner, and return it when service has been completed.
In The End
The 2021 Genesis GV80 and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade are excellent SUVs. The GV80 is the right choice for buyers who want a luxury SUV that provides the highest level of comfort and performance. The Palisade is best for buyers looking for a great midsize family SUV that offers lots of value for the money.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.